The year following the Stanley Cup victory, Pierre Lambert is chosen to play in a World Cup Tournament in Europe and Canada. However, he must cope with the breakup of his current girlfriend... See full summary »
An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"
Gilbert Tanguay, the director of the anti-crime squad, hires two men to catch the head of Montreal's Mafia, Giuseppe Scarfo. One, Pierre Gauthier, is going to lead the investigation, and ... See full summary »
Based on the comedy of Ding & Dong, the sitcom is an extreme satire of the typical Québec family. A couple that can't seem to get along after decades of marriage are always confronted by ... See full summary »
The challenges, either personal or professional, of coach Marc Gagnon from the Quebec Nationals hockey team. And one of its hockey players, Guy Lambert, has to cope with love relationships, and his role as team captain.
The personal and professional life of NHL hockey player Pierre Lambert. This series depicts accurately the underworld of hockey, a (almost) real behind-the-scenes look. Written by
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While the series was in French, the CBC also dubbed the series into English in hopes of reaching a wider audience. The English version was pulled from the air after two seasons of poor ratings. See more »
When it was released in 1986, Lance et Compte (He Shoots, he scores...) did spawn a cult following. It married beautifully the elements of drama and sport altogether. The result is still a series of great quality.
Story: Pierre Lambert (Carl Marotte), one of the best junior hockey players in Canada, makes his team, the Dragons, win the Memorial Cup. An NHL prospect, the Quebec National (a spinoff of the former Quebec Nordiques) drafts him as first choice. Being the best junior player is one thing, but the NHL career he's facing might give him more pressure as he expected at first.
He had to injure accidentally his best friend for a team position, playing for the most dictatorial hockey coach ever (excellent Yvan Ponton, who played in Slap Shot...), facing an ambitious female journalist ready to trash everyone to get her scoop, try to settle himself with veteran players, including an aging star at the end of the line(Marc Messier) and with personnal problems, having a bad injury and as well as dealing with his beloved ones, mostly his mom with business problems, his sister who fell in love with a teammate and finally a crumbling relationship with his actual girlfriend (Marie-Chantal Labelle), which might end up tragically since he's interested with the doctor (Beautiful Martinique-native France Zobda) who treated his injury...
Add this up with some hockey action and (minor spoiler) the expected championship at the end and voilà: 13 episodes of the best series Quebec could offer to its fans. Good script, well acted and of course entertaining music until the end... And many sequels following up !
A True Classic to be seen again.
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